Enron on blast charge

US energy company Enron and one of its leading contractors will appear in court before the end of the month to face charges over a 1996 explosion at its Teesside power station in which a worker received serious burns. The Health & Safety Executive is prosecuting Enron under the Health & Safety at Work Act […]

US energy company Enron and one of its leading contractors will appear in court before the end of the month to face charges over a 1996 explosion at its Teesside power station in which a worker received serious burns.

The Health & Safety Executive is prosecuting Enron under the Health & Safety at Work Act for allegedly failing to ensure the safety of Geoffrey Gladwin while he was working in an enclosure on a gas turbine.

Westinghouse International Service Corporation of the US faces a charge for an alleged failure to ensure safety of non-employees working on the turbine. The companies are to appear before Middlesbrough magistrates on 26 January.